Parent Communication

Ways To Connect

What you can expect from your school

The relationship we have with you, our parents, is our top priority. Our partnership will help ensure your student is successful in and out of the classroom (in-person or online). Listed below are the tools your school will use to keep you up-to-date, informed and engaged in the day-to-day work of your student.  

In addition, we want to hear from you! We believe it is important to have two way communication and encourage you to reach out and let us know what you have questions about, how we can help or ideas of how to improve your experience.   

Tools your school will use to communicate

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Parent Communication Flow Chart

This is a tool to help you know who to contact for the specific issue you are trying to address. We commit to a 24 hour response rate and want you to feel you are connecting with the best person to answer your questions. If you do not receive one, please reach out to the campus Academic Counselor. Here is an example of what it may look like: 

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Remind

Remind is a text messaging app that allows the school to communicate with you and for you to use to communicate with the school. We utilize this app between the hours of 7am-7pm. We are committed to a 24 hour response rate. Please use this app to call or text the campus. Below are links to parent resources to get set up. 

How to join a class: https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/203179887-How-do-I-join-a-class- 

How to set up or change your notifications: https://help.remind.com/hc/en-us/articles/206430755-How-do-I-change-my-message-notifications 

Parent Weekly

Every school will share a weekly newsletter with you called the Parent Weekly. If you do not receive this, please contact the campus Academic Counselor. This is shared electronically. Here is a picture of what a Parent Weekly looks like: 

Social Media

Follow us on social media! To remain up-to-date on IDEA’s latest and greatest news, we encourage you to follow us on our national Facebook and Instagram pages. We also encourage you to follow your campus’ Facebook for specific campus related news and highlights.

Glossary of Terms

To help our IDEA families to get more comfortable with the IDEA culture and our frequently used terms, we have created this IDEA Glossary of Terms sheet! In no time, you will be using these terms on your campus and with your scholar!

Glossary of Terms

First Day Picture Printables

It’s almost the First Day of School and to make sure you’re ready to take your annual first day of school photograph, we’ve created printables for your use!

All you need to do is print the grade level your child is entering this year and snap your photo! We encourage you to share your photos on social media on your child’s first day, with the hashtag #IDEABack2School.

We look forward to seeing thousands of photos on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!